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I'm in love with the moth orchid. Not obsessed, no butterflies in the stomach, you understand. It's just that orchids are... perfect.What greater example of natural purity could you ask for? And unlike slipper orchids that lack generosity by only
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I'm not sure I like moth orchids. They're pretty to look at when in flower, but a bit of a pain to care for if you want them to bloom again. And I think it's a bit sad that these beautiful plants, which should be growing in the canopy of an exotic
Occasionally, orchids need repotting to refresh their expanding root systems. Most indoor orchids are epiphytes, meaning they naturally grow attached to a tree branch with their roots clinging to the bark. In order to mimic their preferred growing
Learn how to plant out marsh orchids, with Carol Klein's video demonstration from the Jungle garden at Berryfields.springMore advice on growing exotic plantsCaring for cannas video project.Growing exotic plants from seed.Planting eucomis bulbs
Ensure your orchids last for years with Sarah Raven's video advice on caring for cymbidium and phalaenopsis varieties as houseplants.all year roundCaring for house plantsGrowing hippeastrum.How to grow orchids.Installing an automatic watering system
Orchids are now an affordable luxury; their sensational and long-lasting blooms bringing a touch of elegance to any home or greenhouse. With the wide range of young orchid plants now on offer at local garden centres and florists, you can choose
Dulwich, pictured left, makes of the wild plants turning up in the rough lawn; they are pyramidal orchids, Anacamptis pyramidalis.I was entranced to find them growing here. They are usually chalk downland plants, and they take me back to my childhood
934Canongate, St Andrews, Fife 01334 476 452www.st-andrews-botanic.orgKY16 8RTOpen all year, daily: 1 Apr-30 Sep 10am-7pm; 1 Oct-31 Mar 10am-4pm. Adults £2, OAPs/children (5-15) £1. Single discount with card: 50%. Card not valid for special events – phone or see website for detai...
93220a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, Midlothian0131 24802909www.rbge.org.ukEH3 5LROpen all year, daily, 10am-6pm (until 4pm 1 Nov-31 Jan, 5pm Feb & Oct). Glasshouses open 10am-5.30pm (until 3.30pm Nov-Jan, 4.30pm Feb & Oct) . Garden entry free, but the card is valid for entry to the...